Peaky Blinders Season 6 Is In Pre-Production

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, TV
Published 28.01.20

Peaky Blinders season 6 has gone into production and people are wondering what the title of the first episode could mean for the show.

It’s worth pointing out that this article has spoilers for all of Peaky Blinders, so if you’re looking to stay away from them, then this might not be the article for you. Scroll around for a bit though and don’t close the tab just yet, let’s keep the dwell time and scroll rates looking good.

So Peaky Blinders season 6 is on the way and with that, people can’t wait to see what’s going to happen to all of our favourite Brummie. Sorry Adrian Chiles, but that title goes to Tommy Shelby.

At the end of season five we saw Tommy in a pretty bad way, he was staggering around in the fog, decidedly suicidal as he pointed a gun to his own head and screamed.

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Visions of his dead wife, Grace, were playing on his mind and the passing of Barney and Aberama Gold, all the while reeling from his plan to kill Oswald Mosley ending just about as bad as it could.

Bad times in Birmingham and the name of the first episode of season 6 reiterates that, as it’s called Black Day.

It doesn’t sound especially cheerful, as director Anthony Byrne shared a snap of the script, letting us sort-of know what we’re in for.


What does it all mean, Basil?

Honestly not a clue.

The first thought would be that Tommy ended up shooting himself and the black day in question is a funeral for him, but given that Cillian Murphy is very much back for season six and everyone who watches the show more or less only watches it for him, that would be very unlikely.

Of course, he could kill himself, with Cillian Murphy coming back to film a number of flashbacks, but that really does seem somewhat farfetched.

We found out recently that Steven Knight, who has written every episode of the show since Season 1, is working towards ending the show for good with Season 7, but according to an interview he gave at the aptly named Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival in Birmingham last year, the beloved characters’ stories won’t end there.

He said:

I’m writing series six at the moment. That’s almost done.

Then I’m going to do series seven, then I’m looking at spin-offs, maybe a movie. It’s up to us. It’s up to the people involved.

Interesting. Very interesting.

We’ll let you know if anything juicy happens…

Images via BBC